Definition of Ouse in US English:


proper noun

  • 1A river in eastern England that rises in the county of Northamptonshire and flows east and then north for 160 miles (257 km) through East Anglia to the Wash near King's Lynn.

  • 2A river in northeastern England that forms at the confluence of the Ure and Swale Rivers and flows southeast for 57 miles (92 km) through York to the Humber Estuary.

  • 3A river in southeastern England that flows southeast for 30 miles (48 km) to the English Channel.

  • 4A river of East Anglia, which forms a tributary of the Great Ouse.